Category: American Muslim Women
Why Black American Muslim and Convert Communities are Headed Towards Extinction, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Many folks prefer that American Muslim converts are oblivious to their own realities, especially when it comes to the decline of convert communities.
The Islamic Ruling Regarding Muslim Women Following Funeral Processions, by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
The objective of understanding the religion and the proper practice thereof is not served when we apply a ruling to a condition that does not exist. When people say: women following the funeral procession, and going to the grave site, what is meant here in the United States and elsewhere is when after the janaazah…
Generational Continuity and Preserving Islam in Your Family; A Case for Maintaining Muslim Congregations. By Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
It is arguable that the biggest problem to beset African American Muslim communities by far are that most of them are not part of communities. This is a dangerous state; especially for someone new to Islam. The basis of success for a community is enjoining upon each other truth and patience. This is best done…
Qualities to Look For in a Muslim Husband by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
If a woman seeks a husband who does not have the qualities of a good man, then she will get a joker. The first thing to check about a potential spouse is his salat, and if you check his, make sure that you check yours too.
Defining the American Muslim Identity
Muslims, American or otherwise should define themselves first and foremost, in moral, or religious terms. It is nonsensical for American Muslims to attempt to formulate a singular domestic identity for American Muslims while taking Allah out of the equation
The Islamophobia Charade ; American Muslim Leaders Just Don’t Get It
If we want to insist upon making islamophobia our number one obsession, then the least we can do is come up with an approach that makes sense, and is in fact, Islamic.
The Decline of Indigenous American Muslim Communities Part 3: Undervaluing the Muslim Woman
Thus we find that we deny ourselves one of our most valuable resources (our women and their skills ) while granting it to others. ..
The Decline of Indigenous American Muslim Communities, by Imam Luqman Ahmad Part 2: Self Splintering
Some Muslims believe that they must wait around for the caliphate to come into being that will herald in a utopian society, others believe that you need approval from a Sheikh, ten thousand miles away before you can act upon anything, and still others believe that even to consider ones self as an American is…